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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

10/08/2020

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   I am told that one of the most famous lines in English literature is the comment Jane Eyre makes at the climactic moment of Charlotte Bronte’s famous novel entitled Jane Eyre.  After many disappointments in life and love, Jane is finally together with the man she loves, Edward Rochester.  The final chapter begins with her immortal words: ‘Reader, I married him.’  

      You could say the Bible e...


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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

09/24/2020

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In this highly charged election year, I want to encourage everyone to vote. As Americans, it is our privilege and responsibility to do so.  And in these crazy times, don’t let politics change your faith, let your faith change your politics. While both are important, your faith is infinitely more important because your faith will affect you for eternity, while politics are temporary and for a few years.           

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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

08/27/2020

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  In Ephesians 1:8, it talks about how God has lavished his grace upon us.  I thought then of one instance of what lavish can seem like.  

     When I got married, my wife and I used to spend Thanksgiving Day at my mother-in-law’s.  For our Thanksgiving meal she would prepare a feast that just wouldn’t quit.  We, along with many relatives, would sit down at one of the dinner tables and soon course after course wo...


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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

08/13/2020

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Do you remember the old story about the four bulls?  There were these four bulls who were very good friends. They went everywhere together, ate together, and lay down to rest together. They always kept so close to each other that if any danger were near they could all face it at once. Now there was a lion which was determined to eat them, but he could never get at them one at a time because they were always together.  He was a match for any one bull alone, but...


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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

07/29/2020

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             Kids never outgrow the need for affection from their parents. They may not think so, or they may act tough and dismiss the idea, but there is something about the parental bond that is unique from all other relationships. One  powerful story I have read along this line was in the August, 1986, Readers Digest on page 160.  Carmen, a wealthy friend of Rhea Zakich, author of the communicat...


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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

07/16/2020

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July 16, 2020

     ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.’  Matt. 5:8   This tremendous saying of Jesus points out many things for us. Permit me to mention just a couple.  One is that God is very concerned with our hearts, with the inner person. While man tries to clean up the outside, only God can clean up the inside. 

    Also, to have pure hearts, that is, a heart that will...


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Thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

07/01/2020

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  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.”  2 Tim. 1:7   The spirit of our age right now seems to be one of lawlessness, anger, revenge and fear.  Many elements in our society are doing all they can to stoke fear, anxiety and that it’s okay to take the law into your own hands, to do whatever you feel like doing.  However, that is not to be the case amongst the fo...


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thoughts from the trail

by: Steve Fawcett

06/10/2020

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Ps. 46:1, 2a : “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way…” In these days when so many are looking for a good word, a word that can give them help with the present day anxieties and fears, here is a good word. God is our strength, a very present help. He is not far off, He is very present and He is not just present but He is our help. If God is your helper, then what ...


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weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/27/2020

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2 Tim. 4:7: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Here Paul is looking back over his life. His words carry great assurance and encouragement to us as well. When he says he fought the good fight, he speaks as a soldier. He has fought against the world, the flesh and the devil without shrinking back. When he says he finished his race, he speaks as an athlete, as a runner going for a prize. He ran ...


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Precautions for a safe re-opening

by: Steve Fawcett

05/25/2020

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 The leadership team has put together a list of items that we are following to help ensure a safe re-opening from this crisis.  We are guided by both biblical and scientific principles.

  The biblical principles include loving God with all our hearts. This encourages us to meet safely together for mutual encouragement, worship and discipleship. This also includes showing our love for God by demonstrating love for our neighbors and community.  A...


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weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/20/2020

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Greetings!

I believe that when you let Jesus lead, the adventure begins! Jesus said ‘that He came that we might have life and have it abundantly.’ Jn. 10:10 This does not mean abundant material things and perfect health but a life of lasting joy, deep inner peace and a life of meaning and purpose. To help us with all this He gives us His great and precious promises. These are like signed checks that we can take to the bank of faith and cash t...


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weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/13/2020

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5-13-2020

Amongst the many reasons God may have, I believe He is using this coronavirus to get our attention to change our ways. It’s a call to return to God. It’s a call to take a hard look at our lives. He wants us to draw closer to Him. He is asking: ‘do you love Me? John 21:15 Do you love Me more than these? More than anything?’

After several weeks of listening to daily readings from the book of Jeremiah, writer Kathleen Norr...


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weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

05/06/2020

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5-6-2020 In the middle of the 19th century, a Swedish visitor came to visit the homes of the United States. Her name was Frederika Bremer, (1801-1865). She traveled widely, visiting such notables as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Washington Irving. Bremer explained her purpose, saying, “I came here… in particular, to study the women and the homes of the New World, and from the threshold of the home to obtain a view of the fut...


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weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

04/29/2020

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“But let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Heb. 10:25 One of the practical reasons for this command is to counter the enemy’s strategy of discouraging believers. Many a Christian has withstood various frontal attacks from our enemy in the areas of morality, truth, and decent living only then to be blindsided by discouragement. A few words of criticism here, a prayer answer that is taking longer than expe...


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Weekly devotional

by: Steve Fawcett

04/22/2020

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Greetings! I trust you are having a good day during these strange days in which we now live. Ephesians 2:10 says: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Christians have always been noted for their good works. They do this not to gain salvation or ‘brownie points’ with God, but out of gratitude for the salvation they already possess through their f...


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